Dairy Cattle

Spring 2020 Dairy Webinar Series: Troubleshooting High Somatic Cell Counts


Description
Helping a herd troubleshoot a high bulk tank SCC problem can be a daunting task. Mastitis problems are always multifactorial which can lead to information overload and a lack of direction of management efforts. This lecture is intended to help you break the task of troubleshooting a high bulk tank SCC problem into manageable pieces in order to come up with a prioritized list of solutions. Furthermore we will discuss the strategies for obtaining buy in from farm management on implementing these solutions and monitoring their impact.

What you will learn
•Develop an appreciation for the process of analyzing the records of a herd with a high bulk tank SCC in order to identify opportunity areas.
•Understand the steps necessary to dig deeper into the opportunity areas for herds with high bulk tank SCCs in order to come up with a prioritized list of solutions.
•Work through the ways to communicate these solutions to the management team on the dairy and how to monitor the progress of the changes which are implemented.
Content
  • Troubleshooting High Somatic Cell Counts
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year